Don’t be fooled- A few of us at the Barrick love to talk about llamas – But our current exhibit “Pre-Columbian Sacrifice: The Burden of the Elite” only features one llama (not for the faint of heart…)
Our last exhibit had two sculptural llamas, a photograph of a llama, and a mound of llama wool. If kids could locate the hidden llama they could earn their very own “Llama Detection Studies” Certificate. This was a big enough hit to make the llama our mascot for the Story-time cards- designed by Gabby.
The lady llama vessel with the raised leg pictured below in the condition report inspired Alisha, Barrick Collection Manager and Office Manager, to join Clay Arts Vegas studio downtown to make a replica. There were discussions about whether the llama leg was raised to indicate motion or to indicate an injury. We are not the only ones who love llamas. If you need more, visit the NYTimes article “The Llama is In” and the Sun’s article on the Las Vegas Llama Parade.